Platform leaps from grids to clouds – Channel Register
There are some big differences in the software stack and hardware used by HPC grids and compute clouds, but both types of clusters have one thing in common: They need some master program to be in charge and allocate resources to workloads. Scheduling batch jobs on parallel supercomputers is something that LSF has done since it LSF V1.0 was shipped in 1992.
Like other technology and services vendors, HP is looking to profit from helping businesses take advantage of this growing trend. Sun Microsystems, which also is developing a public cloud environment, June 1 rolled out a cloud services portfolio that also attempts to guide businesses in their migration to cloud computing.
Get out of the Red by Going Green – ITBusinessEdge.com
Arthur Cole spoke with John Lamb, author, “The Greening of IT.”
…The initial investment to create a green IT program is certainly one of the main impediments in this difficult economy. Another major impediment is “inertia.” The best way to implement green IT is have it driven from the top-down. If a top executive (e.g., the CIO) makes green IT a priority, then it will happen.
The company will incorporate the service with the products of other charter members of the newly formed Green Sigma Coalition, which includes Johnson Controls, Honeywell Building Solutions, ABB, Eaton, ESS, Cisco, Siemens Building Technologies Division and Schneider Electric. The coalition will give customers a range of expertise to tackle energy and water consumption, waste and carbon footprint.
Overall, 84 per cent of the 1,200 IT professionals questioned said they considered green factors when making decisions about data centres. But ‘green’ considerations were only factored into the final decision by only about half of those organisations (or 44 per cent of the total).